Can anyone topple No. 1 Oceanside?
We’ll just stick with the regular season for now.
The Pirates’ last 4 opponents have a combined 16-8 won-loss record.
On paper, no other team in the UT-San Diego weekly top 10 (see below) has a more difficult month ahead except No. 9 El Camino and No. 4 El Capitan, whose final 4 opponents also are 16-8.
No. 2 Cathedral would appear to have the best opportunity to move up, with a final three that has posted a combined 8-6 mark.
Not so quick. Two of Cathedral’s last three are Lincoln (4-2) and Catholic rival St. Augustine, which seems better than its 2-4 record.
Of course, it’s all on paper. Anything can happen now that league play is on in earnest.
Oceanside begins its stretch run this week with an Avocado West opener against 4-2 Torrey Pines.
These are not the Falcons of the Ed Burke era, but Torrey won its last 3 games by an average score of 33-12, and they played it close in losses to Mission Hills (17-21) and Cathedral (7-8).
The table lists the remaining opponents for this week’s Top 10:
|1||Oceanside (6-0)||=Torrey Pines, =Carlsbad, =@La Costa Canyon, =@El Camino||16-8|
|2||Cathedral (6-1)||=Lincoln, =@St. Augustine, =@Mira Mesa||8-6|
|3||Helix (5-1)||=@Mount Miguel, =Valhalla, =Grossmont, =@El Capitan||16-9|
|4||El Capitan (6-0)||=Valhalla, =Steele Canyon, =@Mount Miguel, =Helix||16-8|
|5||Mission Hills (4-2)||=Rancho Buena Vista, =Del Norte, =@Vista, =@San Marcos||13-11|
|6||San Marcos (6-0)||=Del Norte, =@Vista, =San Pasqual, =Mission Hills||10-14|
|7||Ramona (5-1)||=Westview, =@Poway, =@Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad||9-15|
|8||Eastlake (3-3)||=@Chula Vista, =Bonita Vista, =@Olympian, =Otay Ranch||11-15|
|9||El Camino (5-1)||Vista, =Torrey Pines, =@Carlsbad, =Oceanside||16-8|
|10||Christian||Hilltop, =@Clairemont, =@University City, Santa Fe Christian|
Poll result after Week 7:
|#||Team (1st place votes)||W-L||Points*||Previous|